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Venezuelan prison fire leaves nearly 70 people dead

Up to 70 deaths have been reported at the Polices Central Detention centre in Valencia, in the northern Venezuelan capital of Carabobo state, according to government sources.

Ex-Pope Benedict XVI says he is frail, in last phase of his life

In a rare public statement, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has said that he is becoming increasingly frail but is at peace with the prospect of death.

US mulling sanctions on Venezuela oil – Rex Tillerson

The United States said Sunday it has not ruled out sanctions on Venezuelan oil as it turns the screw on President Nicolas Maduro, but is wary of hurting the country's people.

Alex Ekwueme: Earth to earth

Alex Ekwueme, Nigeria’s venerable vice president from 1979 to 1983, gave up the ghost in a London hospital last November 19. It has taken me a whole two months to write a tribute in his memory because I have yet to reconcile myself fully to the reality of his departure.

Spanish court to hear paternity suit against Julio Iglesias

A Spanish court said Thursday that it would examine a paternity suit against Julio Iglesias brought by a man who claims to have the results of a DNA test showing he is the singer’s son.

Pope condemns ‘betrayers’ in Vatican bureaucracy

People serving in the Vatican’s bureaucracy should be loyal to the pope and avoid conspiracies and “little cliques,’’ Pope Francis said in a pre-Christmas address to the Roman Curia.

Pope wants better translation of Lord’s Prayer phrase

Pope Francis has said the Roman Catholic Church should adopt a better translation of the phrase “lead us not into temptation” in the “Our Father”, the best known prayer in Christianity.

Venezuela, in ‘selective default’, signs debt deal with Russia

Venezuela signed a debt restructuring deal with major creditor Russia on Wednesday, as ratings agencies declared Caracas in partial default.

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Festus Keyamo picks medical bill for stabbed Buhari supporter, promises justice

The Minister of State, Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has picked the medical bill for the stabbed Buhari supporter in his home state of Delta.
Students of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State (FUOYE) have staged a peaceful protest again over poor power supply in the community.

Ekiti elders warn politicians to stop politicising killing of FUOYE students

The Ekiti Council of Elders has appealed to Nigerians to desist from politicising the killings of two students of the Federal University Oye Ekiti.
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has disclaimed reports that it requested the bank account details of officers of the national assembly and the judiciary.

NFIU denies requesting bank details of federal lawmakers, judges, others

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has stated that it did not write to banks demanding the bank accounts of leaders of the National Assembly and the Judiciary.
Al Hilal’s head of delegation to Aba for Sunday’s Caf Champions League tie against Enyimba, Muhammad Harun has stated they are in town to get a positive result in the first leg, first-round tie.

CafCL: We are unlucky facing Enyimba early – Al Hilal chief

Al Hilal’s head of delegation to Aba for Sunday’s Caf Champions League tie against Enyimba, Muhammad Harun has stated they are in town to get a positive result in the first leg, first-round tie.